BitTorrent

Discussion in 'other security issues & news' started by cadmus, Dec 30, 2004.

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  1. cadmus

    cadmus Registered Member

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    Used this for tsunami video. How Safe? Uninstalled after download(successful) and all scans show clean.
     
  2. ninja_style

    ninja_style Registered Member

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    BitTorrent is very safe I have been using for a very long time and no viruses on any of the files I have downloaded, never. You have to becareful now though cause if you download any copyrighted material you could be sued! That's the biggest scare about using BitTorrent other than that everything is good :-*.
     
  3. Jimbob1989

    Jimbob1989 Registered Member

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    Excuse me guents, I would advise you to stop talking about BitTorrent due to the fact they are probably against the forums Terms of Service.

    Jimbob
     
  4. Clowny

    Clowny Registered Member

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    Um.. not to sound rude, but Bitorrent is used for legal uses too.

    Linux Distros, moox firefox builds, legal game patches & trailers from sites like filerush.com, etc. Heck, Blizzard uses BT for it's game updater for World of Warcraft.

    BT can be used for warez, but also has very legitimate purposes too.
     
  5. Jimbob1989

    Jimbob1989 Registered Member

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    I know, just keep it cleen and legal. And if guests post on the forum asking about illegal activity, do not respond.

    Jimbob
     
  6. Clowny

    Clowny Registered Member

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    I agree with you there Jimbob.
     
  7. snapdragin

    snapdragin Administrator

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    Hello Cadmus,

    Since your question seems to be about how clean the BitTorrent program is, you can read through this article at SpywareInfo (note the warning given there for BitTorrent):

    Clean and Infected File Sharing Programs

    Regards,

    snap
     
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  8. dvk01

    dvk01 Global Moderator

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    As P2P programs go Bit Torrent is one of the safer ones and tends to have more legitimate files for download

    However the standard warnings still apply that any P2P application can be dangerous as you do not know what you are downloading until it's done

    Any application where you download direct from a users computer rather than a controlled server has a much higher risk of viruses/worms and other malware so take care
     
  9. Jimbob1989

    Jimbob1989 Registered Member

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    Oh Lord, that made me sound like a moderator.

    Its not just the case of computer threats, but it is very easy to download illegal material by accident such as illegal explitic images.

    Jimbob
     
  10. mikel108

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    In my country(Canada) P2P has been ruled legal for music downloads as it is no different than photocopying books at a library.
     
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